Tiramisu is a popular coffee-flavoured Italian dessert. It is made of ladyfingers (Italian: Savoiardi) dipped in coffee, layered with a whipped mixture of egg yolks, egg whites, sugar and mascarpone cheese, flavoured with cocoa. The recipe has been adapted into many varieties of puddings, cakes and other desserts.
Tiramisu is a layered dessert, consisting of alternating layers of coffee-soaked Savoiardi biscuits and sweet mixture of mascarpone cheese, eggs and sugar.
To prepare the biscuit layer, the Savoiardi are dipped briefly in espresso or strong coffee.
For the mascarpone cheese layer, a mixture of egg yolks and sugar is first prepared, to which the mascarpone cheese is then added. This mixture is spread over the coffee-soaked biscuits. More layers are added and the dessert is finally topped with a layer of cream or icing and dusting of cocoa powder.
Frozen Tiramisu Dessert Recipe
1/4 cup hot espresso
1/4 cup sugar
4 oz toaca liqueur
4 oz kahlua
4 cup vanilla iceream
4 cup ice
- Mix espresso with sugar, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Cool syrup.
- Combine 4 ounces of espresso syrup in a blender with the remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth.
- Pour into 4 tall glasses
- Top each glass with whipped cream. Using a small stainer sprinkle cocoa on top.